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Fund set up for family in Jackson shooting (12/06/07)
A fund for the Moshiri family has been set up to cover medical expenses and funeral costs for Michael R. Jeffers, 16, and Madison Moshiri, 4, who were shot Monday in Jackson. Donations can be made in the name of Katherine Moshiri at any US Bank, said friend Cheri Fisher. Fisher is also working on setting up donation cans at area gas stations and grocery stores...
Weather service issues winter advisory (12/06/07)
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for Southeast Missouri, parts of Illinois and Kentucky. Temperatures are expected to drop overnight to 34 degrees. Expect freezing rain, sleet and snow to fall through 6 p.m. Friday, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. Roads will be slippery, bridges and overpasses will be slick and visibility will be limited...
First Friday features new media (12/06/07)
New media is a genre of visual arts that usually doesn't get much face time with the First Friday gallery crowd. But this Friday, one art show will focus exclusively on new media, possibly providing a first introduction for some to this growing visual art genre...
Woman sought refuge at shelter, friend says (12/06/07)
Fearing for herself and her children's safety after her husband allegedly threatened to kill her, Katherine Moshiri sought refuge at a local shelter, according to a friend. "She said they wouldn't take her because Michael was too old," said the friend, who asked that her name be withheld...
Cape schools' former finance director placed on leave (12/06/07)
The administrative shake-up in the Cape Girardeau School District continued with Brenda McCowan, recently replaced as finance director, being placed on administrative leave as of Wednesday. The decision of the school board, which took place in a closed session Tuesday, was announced by Dr. ...
SEMO player in fight had cuts to bone (12/06/07)
A football player for Southeast Missouri State University involved in a bathroom brawl Monday had to have surgery to close cuts on his arm that went down to the bone. Freshman wide receiver Richard Samuel was attacked in the bathroom of Magill Hall by another freshman, said his mother, Christa Samuel. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. after a computer class the two had together...
Cape Girardeau minister faces trial next week over unauthorized checks at Arkansas church (12/06/07)
A jury trial has been set for a Cape Girardeau pastor facing three felony counts for property theft at his former church in Arkansas. The Rev. Cecil Thomas Jr., pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, was charged with writing unauthorized checks to himself, the property of Pleasant Grove Church in Osceola, Ark., in the amount of $1,400 each, according to the felony information signed by deputy prosecuting attorney Catherine P. Dean...
Stop-smoking drug Chantix under review (12/06/07)
When approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, the prescription drug Chantix was heralded as almost a silver bullet in the fight to help people stop smoking. Its ingredient, varenicline, blocks nicotine receptors to the brain while stimulating a dopamine response...
Briefly (12/06/07)
Nominations sought for preservation award Old Town Cape's Design Committee is seeking nominations for its annual John Boardman Excellence in Rehabilitation Award for a commercial rehabilitation and the Judith Ann Crow Residential Historic Rehabilitation Award. ...
U.S. House OKs bill to study extending Lewis and Clark trail (12/06/07)
The bill to require the National Parks Service to study whether it is feasible or desirable to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from St. Louis through Southeast Missouri to the East Coast has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatiaves, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson reported...
Program spreads message of hope with toys (12/06/07)
One of the objectives of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which originated in Los Angeles in 1947, is to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. The goal is to deliver a shiny, new toy at Christmas with the message of hope, which will in turn build self esteem and motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders...
Program trains artists how to work in schools (12/06/07)
When Deborah Fisher left her job at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, she told the assistant commissioner that the department has missed its boat. "You can't spend seven hours a day doing only reading and math. China did that, and now they have people who can't create," said Fisher, now the executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education...
Old Town Cape announces winner of shopping spree (12/06/07)
Christmas came early for Kirk Metje. Metje was selected as the winner of a $2,000 shopping spree sponsored by Old Town Cape, the Southeast Missourian and 20 downtown businesses. Metje's entry was selected from 747 hopefuls who visited 10 of the 20 retailers on Friday and Saturday, said Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape...
Woman faces assault charges in husband's shooting (12/06/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman was arrested in connection with a Monday shooting. Pamela A. Fox, 48, of Sikeston, was charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in the shooting of her husband, William L. Fox, 47. At about 3:50 a.m. ...
Recent surgeries make everyday tasks difficult for area elderly (12/06/07)
The Christmas for the Elderly program is intended to help seniors who typically don't have a family, lack basic supplies and can't spend money to treat themselves to a Christmas. Donations can be dropped off at the Southeast Missourian office at 301 Broadway and should include the identifying letter of their recipient...
Court supports church's stay on Mo. funeral picketing law (12/06/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday that a Missouri state law limiting protests near funerals should have been put on hold while a judge determines whether it's constitutional. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis threw out a district court judge's decision denying the request for a temporary injunction of the law from a Kansas church that regularly protests at soldiers' funerals...
Judge rejects SW Mo. township's effort to block big hog farm (12/06/07)
LAMAR, Mo. (AP) -- A hog breeding farm for 2,400 animals can go ahead in southwest Missouri after a judge rejected a lawsuit from the local township. Richland Township officials in Barton County had asked the court to stop the concentrated feeding operation, or CAFO, under construction for $3 million...
City's bad sidewalk blamed in death of St. Louis woman (12/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A jury has blamed the city of St. Louis for the death of a wheelchair-bound woman, claiming a broken and overgrown sidewalk forced her into the street, where she was struck by a car. The jury on Wednesday awarded $250,000 to the parents of Elizabeth "Lisi" Bansen, 40, and absolved the driver of the vehicle that hit her...
Suspect in St. Louis home invasion shot (12/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man suspected in a St. Louis home invasion was critically injured after being shot by a resident of the home, and a police spokesman said the suspect was not expected to survive. Police spokesman Richard Wilkes said the suspect was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and was in very critical condition Thursday morning. His name has not been released...
Sen. Durbin presses for compromise on foreclosure legislation (12/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday he is seeking a compromise with Republicans to advance a bill that would empower homeowners facing mortgage foreclosures to turn to bankruptcy judges for help. The Illinois lawmaker said he would work with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the Senate Judiciary Committee's senior GOP member, to try to make headway in dealing with what he said was a national crisis...
Lawmakers propose larger tax break for low-income seniors, disabled (12/06/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some state lawmakers are proposing to give a larger income tax break to low-income elderly and disabled residents as a way to offset their rising property taxes. The legislature's Joint Committee on Tax Policy on Wednesday recommended a $250 increase in the annual income tax credit provided to some homeowners and renters...
Bush plan will freeze certain subprime interest rates (12/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has hammered out an agreement to freeze interest rates for certain subprime mortgages for five years to combat a soaring tide of foreclosures, congressional aides said Wednesday. The aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not yet been released, said the five-year moratorium represented a compromise between banking regulators and the mortgage industry. ...
Factory orders post unexpected rise (12/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories rose unexpectedly in October, although much of the gain reflected higher energy prices. The Commerce Department reported that orders advanced by 0.5 percent in October, far better than the flat reading that was expected. However, much of the strength came from a big jump in the cost of petroleum and other energy prices, which pumped up orders at oil refineries and chemical plants. The orders figures are not adjusted for changes in prices...
Marine Corps commandant says he dropped his proposal for shifting Marines to Afghan war (12/06/07)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Marine general said Wednesday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has rejected his proposal to shift Marine forces from Iraq to Afghanistan, reflecting in part the Bush administration's concern that recent security gains in Iraq are fragile and reversible...
Man opens fire in Omaha mall, killing 8 before committing suicide (12/06/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically...
U.S. teen birth rates increase for the first time in 15 years (12/06/07)
ATLANTA -- In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials and reviving the bitter debate about abstinence-only sex education. The birth rate had been dropping since its peak in 1991, although the decline had slowed in recent years. On Wednesday, government statisticians said it rose 3 percent from 2005 to 2006...
'Airside' flu shots a hit with frequent fliers (12/06/07)
ATLANTA -- After taking off their shoes, emptying their pockets and passing through the security checkpoint, travelers at some major U.S. airports can now roll up a sleeve and get a flu shot. "The convenience is great," Danny Manzon, a busy, 53-year-old restaurant consultant, said after getting vaccinated Tuesday at a kiosk in front of an AirTran gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He said he had wanted to get a flu shot for three months but never had the time...
Third round at Supreme Court for Guantanamo detainees (12/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court debated the rights of foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday for the third time since 2004, a legal struggle that could still be around when a new president takes office in 13 months. Most questions from the justices seemed to accept that the 305 men held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, many for nearly six years, have some rights to challenge their detention...
19 injured as tour bus en route to 'Dr. Phil' hits tree (12/06/07)
LOS ANGELES -- A tour bus full of people on their way to a taping of the "Dr. Phil" TV show crashed into a tree at a Hollywood church Wednesday, authorities said. Nineteen people suffered mostly minor injuries. The chartered bus with 41 people on board was getting off a freeway around 10:15 a.m. when its brakes malfunctioned, police Lt. Roger Mora said...
Recovery begins after storms (12/06/07)
CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Dodging tires, furniture and geysers of water, Bert Carver paddled a borrowed plastic boat through the murky streets of a defeated neighborhood. After surveying his wife's submerged car and the high-water mark at his first-floor windows, Carver glumly pointed out the "For Sale" sign still hanging in front of his newly remodeled house...
Thailand honors king on his 80th birthday (12/06/07)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thais celebrated their revered king's 80th birthday Wednesday, honoring the world's longest-reigning monarch with festivities and prayers amid concerns about his declining health and potentially divisive elections. Tens of thousands of people, many wearing yellow -- the color that symbolizes devotion to the monarch -- packed the streets around the Grand Palace where King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance from the balcony of his ceremonial Throne Hall. ...
Iranian president proclaims U.S. reversal a victory (12/06/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called the dramatic U.S. turnaround in a new intelligence review a victory for Iran's nuclear program, suggesting it shows the success of his hard-line stance rejecting compromise. But his more moderate opponents at home are hoping the assessment's conclusion that Tehran shelved its effort to develop atomic weapons will boost a diplomatic resolution of the nuclear stand-off with the West...
Zoo's popular polar bear celebrates 1st birthday (12/06/07)
BERLIN -- The Berlin Zoo's famous polar bear Knut, who was rejected by his mother but went on to win the hearts of millions around the world, celebrated his first birthday Wednesday with more than 2,000 well-wishers. But Knut -- no longer a tiny cub, thanks partly to his penchant for croissants -- probably didn't get a taste of his own giant birthday cake, made with 300 eggs and 22 pounds of marzipan. He now tips the scales at more than 240 pounds and has been on a diet since July...
U.S. works to hold together anti-Iran alliance (12/06/07)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The Bush administration scrambled Wednesday to hold together a global alliance of suspicion against Iran, saying the clerical regime still has much to answer for despite a U.S. reversal of its claim that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons now...
Suicide bomber attacks Afghan soldiers in bus; 13 people killed (12/06/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a minibus carrying Afghan soldiers south of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20 others, officials said. Meanwhile, Afghan forces clashed with Taliban who had blocked a main highway in the south, killing 10 militants, an official said...
U.S. military commanders request more troops in northern Iraq (12/06/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region. The call for the movement of Iraqi and U.S. ...
Problems with the Central pool pump kept swimmers on land (12/06/07)
Many members of the Central team did karaoke and other similar activities instead of actual swimming during the first two weeks of winter practice. "We did karaoke, but not the singing kind," Tigers senior Amity Downing said, laughing. "So it is like this ..."...
Central swimmers launch season with dual victory (12/06/07)
Central enjoyed a successful start to its girls swimming season, defeating St. Vincent 108-69 on Wednesday. Central's Mary-Catherine Ford snagged two first-place finishes, winning the 50-meter freestyle (31.16 seconds) and 100 butterfly (1:25.28). Jesse Baker also earned two first-place finishes -- the 200 individual medley (2:54.50) and the 100 breaststroke (1:33.18)...
Jackson has three players honored on all-state team (12/06/07)
The awards keep mounting for the Jackson football team. Running back Adam Zweigart, linebacker Blake Peiffer and defensive back Matt Lang all earned a spot on the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association's Class 5 all-state football team Wednesday...
SEMO/NCAA investigation timeline (12/06/07)
n Jan. 20, 2006 -- Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins asks the Ohio Valley Conference to conduct a review of the women's basketball program based on unspecified allegations of NCAA violations made by a former assistant women's basketball coach, according to a letter from Dobbins to OVC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher...
Foust, Herring content coming off the bench (12/06/07)
Two of Southeast Missouri State's top three scorers have combined to make just two starts. That is just fine with them. Brandon Foust and Jaycen Herring are content doing their damage off the bench for the Redhawks (4-4), who begin Ohio Valley Conference play tonight at 7:30 against Tennessee State (2-4) at the Show Me Center...
Shumate excited to see former team (12/06/07)
Ron Shumate won more games than any men's basketball coach in Southeast Missouri State history. Had Shumate not built a slumping Division II program into one of the nation's finest, it's doubtful that the Southeast administration would have considered a move up to Division I...
Redhawks open OVC schedule without one of their top players (12/06/07)
Most people probably don't expect the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team to have trouble with Tennessee State today. That's understandable, since the Tigers have finished last in the Ohio Valley Conference the past two seasons, going a combined 4-36 in league play...
B.J. Smith's four years will be annulled (12/06/07)
Wipe out the B.J. Smith era. The NCAA Committee on Infractions decided during an October meeting that Southeast Missouri State University should vacate all of its victories achieved during Smith's four years as coach and have its 2006 NCAA tournament appearance taken away as well...
Length of process frustrates Dobbins (12/06/07)
Patience has about run out for Southeast Missouri State president Dr. Ken Dobbins. Informed this week that his scheduled appearance to make an appeal before the NCAA Committee on Infractions has been postponed to next spring, Dobbins on Wednesday fired a letter off to the committee's director expressing his disappointment and frustration with the failure to conclude the now-22-month-old NCAA investigation into the women's basketball program...
Area digest (12/06/07)
Lane, Hahn win Toy Box run Ryan Lane covered the 1-mile course in 4 minutes, 25 seconds to win the Toy Box run Sunday. Jessie Hahn was the top female finisher, covering the course in 6:24. Toy Box run Male results Ryan Lane 4:25; Dillon Klaffner 4:55; Arthur Waddle 5:02; Alex Schneider 5:04; Billy Leighton 5:05; Roy Leighton 5:10; Kevin Hammes 5:14; Neil Bradley 5:25; Johnny Vavak 5:31; Tomoaki Nomi 5:53; Eric Redinger 5:54; Steve Schmittzche 6:02; Dalton Wilson 6:03; Aaron Hahn 6:10; Brennan Redinger 6:39; Robert Bartels 6:44; Mike Higgins 6:46; Kelly Waller 6:59; Ray Nedilaycky 7:06; Mark Waller 8:16; Robert Denecke 9:44; Andrew Lambert 10:59; Dylan Bromar 10:59.. ...
Goose bumps (12/06/07)
Dec. 6, 2007 Dear Julie, DC's book club has dinner each month at one of the members' houses. Each December they meet at a nice restaurant and invite the men's auxiliary, making us feel guilty about being unread wastrels for the past year...
First friday listings (12/06/07)
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri The Arts Council, 32 N. Main St., will forgo its usual First Friday reception for its Children's Arts Festival this month. The festival takes place Sunday, with a free concert at Academic Hall Auditorium at 3 p.m. and an artists and authors reception at the arts council at 4 p.m. Students from 12 schools in three counties participated. For more information, call the Arts Council at 334-9233...
James Taylor: Back to his roots (12/06/07)
NEW YORK -- James Taylor's new CD/DVD set "One Man Band" is a musical self-portrait that takes him back to the start of his career in the late '60s when he could travel light with just his songs, guitar and a suitcase, and up through the present when he is enjoying a rare second chance at getting his life right...
'Bella:' One of '07's finest films (12/06/07)
A diamond in the rough, yet tender and intelligent, "Bella" shines as one of the finest movies of 2007. This simple story is about love, redemption and, most of all, what makes a family. It may bring you to tears, not because the movie has manipulated you to do so, but because the characters are sweet and broken...
Jackson Diner serves up sandwiches like no one else (12/06/07)
Where Bobby Steers is from, a "grinder" is a flatbread sandwich with a healthy portion of meat (most of the time). The rest is up to the cook. And in Steers' homeland, southeastern Michigan near the Ohio border, the sandwiches are served on every block...
Star turns (12/06/07)
LONDON -- Keira Knightley has come of age. The 22-year-old star, who played a soccer-loving teenager in "Bend it Like Beckham" and a swashbuckling gentlewoman in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, enters a world of adult sacrifice and betrayal in "Atonement."...
ARTifacts (12/06/07)
Three Days Grace concert tickets on sale Saturday Tickets for the recently announced Three Days Grace/Breaking Benjamin/Seether concert at the Show Me Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. The concert is at 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets are available by calling 651-5000, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at showmecenter.biz....
My Playlist (12/06/07)
Wes Ables, bassist of jazz-rock improv trio Fill, gives us his picks. 5. Lamb of God "A Devil In God's Country" Face melting death metal ... keeps me calm. 4. Daft Punk "Da Funk" Daft Punk is one of my many guilty pleasures. 3. Hugh Masekela "Grazing in the Grass"...
Strike or no strike, networks keep the spirit with full schedule of holiday fare (12/06/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Hollywood writers' strike may have put a stop to television production, but it hasn't stopped the networks from keeping the holiday spirit on their December schedules. Viewers will still find traditional fare and specials throughout the month, along with holiday-themed episodes of their favorite series -- minus a few who didn't make it into production before the strike began in early November...
Top 5 CDs (12/06/07)
The five bestselling CDs at P Mac Music for the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. 1. Rick Springfield, "Christmas With You" 2. Mudvayne, "By the People for the People" 3. The Eagles, "Long Road Out of Eden" 4. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand"...
Different art experiences (12/06/07)
Things are moving and shaking in the Cape Girardeau art world. Depending on when you read this, you may be reading these words on First Friday -- the one day each month when artists throughout Cape Girardeau show their work in studios in prime time. If you've never checked it out, this might be a good month to do so...
Runner-up Blake Lewis tries to move beyond 'American Idol' with album (12/06/07)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Blake Lewis, the 26-year-old beatboxer from Seattle, is not another just-happy-to-be-here "American Idol" finalist. Given a long-awaited shot at a major label album release with his second-place finish (Jordin Sparks was the winner), he's trying to exercise as much artistic control as possible in the Simon Fuller-created machine...
Worth the drive (12/06/07)
Les than 1 hour away Black Diamond Ranch, near Alto Pass, Ill. The Black Diamond Ranch is hosting Bluegrass Jam Night the first Friday of each month (that means THIS Friday) at its location at 2715 State Route 127, four miles south of Alto Pass. All bluegrass pickers are welcome, and fish and chicken and dumplings is available for dinner. Call 618-833-7629 for more information...
Opening the black door (12/06/07)
Craig Thomas has the distinction of being Cape Girardeau's only working full-time artist. He is known for his indoor and outdoor murals and his commission work. His wife, Elizabeth, teaches art at Franklin Elementary School in Cape Girardeau and creates multimedia art she has exhibited at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and with Womart, a group of women artists that is no longer active...
At the theaters (12/06/07)
'The Golden Compass'; 'American Gangster'; 'August Rush'; 'Awake'; 'Bee Movie'; 'Beowulf'; 'Dan in Real Life'; 'Enchanted'; 'Fred Claus'; 'The Game Plan'; 'Hitman'; 'The Mist'; 'No Country for Old Men'; 'This Christmas'
End of an era (12/06/07)
For more than 15 years, local blues legend Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band have been entertaining audiences at Port Cape Girardeau on most Thursday and Sunday evenings. But due to hearing problems, Zimmerman said he will be performing significantly less than twice a week after the New Year...
Best-sellers (12/06/07)
1. "Double Cross" by James Patterson 2. "You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty" by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz 3. "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett 4. "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" by John Grisham...
Nutcracker (12/06/07)
The Moscow Ballet's "The Great Russian Nutcracker" hasn't visited Cape Girardeau since 2003, when a production at the Show Me Center competed with performances of "The Nutcracker" by the Minnesota Ballet at Academic Auditorium. This year the Moscow Ballet has "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" all to itself in the city's new state-of-the-art performance hall...
Complete calendar (12/06/07)
Thursday, Dec. 6 Space: Dare to Dream: Memorial Hall, Southeast Missouri State University, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening: sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center, Cape Senior Center, 10 to 11:15 a.m...
Good bets (12/06/07)
THEATER Cats The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical phenomenon comes to local audiences. When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky. PERFORMING ARTS Handel's "Messiah" The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir and Choral Union team up for the popular annual Christmas season concert, with performances of Joseph Haydn's "London" Symphony No. 104 and Handel's legendary Christmas piece "Messiah."...
'No Country for Old Men': The Coen Brothers strike gold in west Texas (12/06/07)
Let's get this out of the way. Go see "No Country for Old Men." It's an Oscar caliber film. It's made by two of the best filmmakers America has to offer, and it's perfectly constructed. It's a nationally released action and literary film -- which is a rare opportunity for a mass audience and not often allowed through the gates of Hollywood...
'Cats' on the prowl (12/06/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- This week one of the most popular and longest running musicals of all time comes to the area when "Cats" takes the stage Sunday at the Carson Center. One of the stars of the Andrew Lloyd Webber modern classic (based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot) phoned in to answer a few questions for SE Live. Kristy Cavanaugh plays Rumpleteaser, one of two mischievous cat burglars...
Zolla Dolle (12/06/07)
Zolla Dolle, 93, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Cape Girardeau and Sedgewickville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Odyssey Healthcare Center in Colorado Springs. She was born April 18, 1914, in Bollinger County, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Alvenia Caroline Kuhlman Johnson. She and John Henry Dolle were married July 1, 1939, in Sedgewickville...
Jessica Cato (12/06/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jessica Dawn Cato, 23, of Advance was born May 28, 1984, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Don L. Cato and Pamela Comstock. She passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, from injuries sustained in a car accident...
Dean Bollinger (12/06/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dean Bollinger, 52, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Jan. 11, 1955 at Cape Girardeau, son of William D. and Donna Dunn Bollinger. Bollinger was a well driller. Survivors included his mother; three daughters, Desiree Bollinger, Jessica Bollinger and Chelsea Bollinger, all of Perryville, Mo.; a son, Luke Bollinger of Perryville; two brothers, Roger Bollinger of Del Rio, Texas, and Brady Bollinger of Marble Hill; and one grandchild.. ...
Janetta Koenig (12/06/07)
Janetta Rosella Koenig, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 7, 1927, at Glennon, Mo., daughter of Anthony John and Rosella Horrell Koenig. Koenig was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women...
Vincent Vandeven (12/06/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Vincent Vandeven of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Church in Leopold, Mo...
Births 12/6/07 (12/06/07)
Bledsoe; Birk; Jones; Pfaff; Crawford; McCormick; Schaaf; Turner
Fire report 12/6/07 (12/06/07)
n An illegal burn was reported at 4:32 p.m. at Marietta and Vickie streets. n An illegal burn was reported at 5:46 p.m. in the 200 block of North Ellis Street. n At 5:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of North Frederick Street. n At 6:08 p.m., an alarm sounding in the 3100 block of Independence Street...
Police report 12/6/07 (12/06/07)
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Out of the past 12/6/07 (12/06/07)
Residents and businesses along the rapidly rising Mississippi River continue to evacuate as the National Weather Service issues a revised river forecast, which, although lower than had been predicted, still puts the river at a near-record level at Cape Girardeau by Friday; between 400 and 500 people in Cape Girardeau County alone have been left homeless...
Supt. Pat Fanger (12/06/07)
For the next six months or so, the Cape Girardeau school board is putting its trust in Pat Fanger to lead the administrative staff as interim superintendent. The appointment was made official last week after the board had picked Fanger to step in after the board unanimously fired Dr. David Scala...
Politicians won't close loopholes (12/06/07)
To the editor:I have noticed Speak Out comments saying tax the rich more, and now Warren Buffett has said the same. This meshes with the Democrats' cries. The problem with this idea is they're all thinking raise the tax rate on the wealthy. This will not affect most of the wealthy. Why? Because most of the tax evasion is done with loopholes...
Disability system not working (12/06/07)
To the editor:I've been trying for over five years to disability insurance from Social Security. I have proved that I am disabled, but still I can't get it. I want to work, but I hurt every day. A judge told me I'm disabled by my own choice. This judge looked to be too old to be making decisions that affect people's lives...
Speak Out 12/6/07 (12/06/07)
Our anti-Americanism; Left Without Morals; Voting for dictators; Farm subsidies; Making Huey blush; Safety-net subsidies; Credits go to Big Oil
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